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photo Other Families
By Dorothy Chvatal

This provocative video explores the perceptions and feelings of seven adults, ages 18 to 40, raised by lesbian mothers. Three are themselves gay; four identify themselves as heterosexual. The program confronts the question so frequently asked by skeptics: "How will the kids turn out?" To judge by these seven, the answer is that they've turned out just fine: with some problems, to be sure, but the main problems they have experienced arose from the need they or their parents felt to keep secrets from a society that did not accept their kind of family.

49 minutes
© 1993
Purchase $99 VHS
Order No. QA-117
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-117-6

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Family Resource Coalition Conference

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